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this morning on "early today," trouble in the deep. bp's cut-and-cap process hits a snag a, while oil nears the florida coast. on the run, the prime suspect in the 2005 first lady areadedy a musical . captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with cutting to the chase. after a snag that bp spent most of wednesday correcting, the
company is back on track with its latest risky effort to cap the gushing oil well in the gulf, this as the slick created by that well drifts closer and closer to the florida panhandle's famous sugar white beaches. nbc's kristen dahlgren is live in pensacola beach with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. word continues on that cut and cap after yesterday's snag. the diamond tip blade got stuck as it was cutting the riser pipe. it took 12 hours to free it. later on they haven't said when they will get back to it. they only said if they don't get a clean edge now in & that top cap doesn't fit they'll have to go back to top hat which would be a bit of a bigger containment dome which means more oil would be leaking into the gulf. they have laid boom on some of the inland areas. there's not much they can do along the beaches, though four
coast guard helicopters and a skimmer are now patrolling the area. meantime they have now closed more federal fishing waters. about 37% of the gulf is closed. we talked about him yesterday. director james cameron says bp has turned down his request to help out with this. he is an underwater photography and robotic submersible expert. he met with the epa but he said the bp did not want his help, lynn. well, kristen dahlgren, thank you. well, five years after teenager natalee holloway disappeared, the prime suspect has now appeared in another crime. orion van der sloot was involved in another murder of a peruvian woman. >> reporter: your ran van der sloot is being sought in the sudden killing of stefani flores, the same van der sloot who was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of natalee holloway in aruba.
the peruvian's father said a video was taken at a casino early sunday is. police believe she was killed in a hotel room about 8:00 that morning after a struggle. >> translator: this is the murder of my daughter. we have information that this is not the first crime he has committ committed. in 2005 he committed another crime in aruba, and the bodice appeared. but i think now with the evidence of what happened with my daughter, we can prevent this murderer from killing more people. >> reporter: immigration authorities told nbc news they believe van der sloot left peru on monday. flores's father said van der sloot was traveling to chile. police are trying to confirm van der sloot's identity with the dutch embassy. van der sloot was twice arrested in connection with the disappearance of holloway but was released for lack of evidence. holloway disappeared on a high
school graduation trip in aruba, and her body has never been found. chris clacken, nbc news. well, israeli prime minister bet ja minett ya huh has bluntly rejected criticism of aid flotilla as it sailed to ga ta. he insisted yesterday his forces were attacked and that offers to inspect and transport the aid were rejected. he also promised to maintain a blockade of gaza's borders. and speaking of the flotilla in which nine activists were killed, he said, quote, this wasn't a love boat. this was a hate boat. meanwhile in turkey, hundreds of activists that were onboard the flotilla and reported to israel returned home for a hero's welcome. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. newly released video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash that happened yesterday.
one child onboard died and others were critically injured after the plane slammed into a house. witnesses say the plane appeared to be having engine trouble at the time of the crash. in mississippi an investigation is under way to determine what sparked a massive fire that ripped through three large buildings. witnesses say there was a lightning storm in the area before the blaze broke out, but officials have yet to determine the exact cause. if you spot a few bald executives in tampa, florida, there's very good reason for their gleaming domes. in honor of one local boy with cancer, the men shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research in a cancer foundation. they say it was a no-brainer since they raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars. and also in florida, proof that practice makes perfect. an 11-year-old there is now the world champion in his age group for samoan fire dancing. he said he perfected the skill after hours of practice with unlit sticks in his front yard.
still it should go without saying, kids, do not try this at home. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, something for your little guy to strive to. >> i can't believe they have age groups for that. >> lightning, wasn't it. >> there were numerous reports of hail and damaging winds. not a lot of tornado reports but a lot of widespread reports of wind damage and hail all through the eastern half of the country. this complex of storms was pretty storm as it rolled off the coast early this morning. also heavy rain up through the ozarks. today's going to be another hot steamy day ahead of the front and that will spark more thunderstorms as we go through the mid-atlantic and new england and also down along the gulf. nice area through the northern plains. here are the thunder storms. houston's getting some good storms now, and this complex will hold together through louisiana and it will be very difficult by the oil spill
today. there will be a lot of rain and thunderstorms, a lot of those boats will have to be pulled off the water. so today's forecast. thunderstorms down near new orleans. strong storm this afternoon from new york city up through southern new england. that's a look at your thursday forecast. now here's a look outside your window. thunderstorms possible. milwaukee today, also indianapolis. atlanta, you had some storms yesterday. should be relatively dry today. can't rule out a pop-up storm. 86 for your high. hot in nashville today. look at that. 91 degrees. lynn, we'll take a look at that severe weather threat a little later. >> all right, bill, thanks. well, home sales jump, car sales soar and some very red faces at british airways. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, if they were divorceded why was gary coleman's ex-given control of his fate as he was dying, we have answers. overtime in the stanley cup
about. good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a new gallup poll shows the republicans with the largest lead ever. they jumped 49% compareded to 43% for democrats. that's the largest lead republicans have ever had in the poll which gallup has run since 1960. >> and more headaches for the democrats. andrew roman off who's charged him says the white house offered him several possible jobs with the administration to get him to drop out of the race. the allegation comes just days after the white house admitted orchestrating a similar job offer in pennsylvania's senate race. republicans have their share
of problems. a second man is claiming to have had an affair with representative nikki haley, a republican candidate in south carolina. the mother of two denies the claim. and a florida republican, jim grier has been indicted on six felony counts on an alleged scheme to funnel funds to a shell company to secretly divert party funds to himself. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,249 after soaring 225. the s&p soared. in tokyo the nikkei shot up 310 points while in hong kong the hang seng gained 314. stocks took another wild swing on wall street yesterday, thanks to upbeat housing data that sparked a rebound across the board. existing home sales jumped 6%
last month, thanks in part to buyers getting in under the wire on a tax credit deadline. the upbeat mood fueled a surge in energy stocks after the sector was hammered of tuesday. even bp was up 3% after plunge 15% the day before. still, just a drop in the barrel. bp is down 38% since the start of the gulf oil disaster. overseas honda and toyota gained nearly 40% to drive the nikkei to its highest level in nearly two weeks. back home united airlineses boosted the airline sector. on the nasdaq, amgen gained 10.5% after the fda approved its new osteoporosis drug. on capitol hill buffett said many americans including himself failed to predict the collapse of the, quote, greatest bunnell he had ever seen.
every major automaker posted healthy double-digit sales gains except toyota, weighing in with a disappointing 6% increase despite unprecedented incentives. meanwhile despite a jump in ford's overall sales the automaker announced it's the end of the road for its 72-year-old mercury brand. finally, tough times at british airways. ba is under fire for a photo of its new mobile boarding pass system. the fake pass appears to expedite travel for one osama bin laden, complete with a frequent flyer number. british airways say they don't know how it happened yet and don't know if it's strike-related. an umpire admits he blew it, say so long to junior and a shocker at the french open. plus the flyers storm back in the stanley cup finals. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead.
a perfect game with a most imperfect call. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all of your sports headlines. hi, there. good morning. armando galarraga was one out a perfect game until a bad call changed everything. pitching a gem until the indianses takes him deep. austin jackson on his horse makes an incredible over-the-shoulder catch. one more out for history. jason donald, a grounder to cabrera. the toss to galarraga in time but inexplicably joyce calls it out. joyce calls him safe. tigers still got it safe but joyce's call will go down as one of the worst in history. ken griffey junior unexpectedly retired yesterday despite having a career riddled with injuries, griffey leads the game in fifth place on the
all-time homer list with 630. the normal mvp will undoubtedly go down as one of the best player in league history. oh, yeah. there was an unbelievable hockey game last night. pick it up in the third. patrick kane gets behind the defense and makes the flyers pavement the first goal of the series, chicago up two. however, 20 seconds later, leino ties it up. the fans in philly were rocking and this game was going to overtime. six minutes into o.t. claude giroux ends with an incredible deflection. he beats the goalie. flyers get back into the series with a 4-3 win. french open serena williams wearing her blue dress. the top seeded williams got more than she could hander and her backhand is long. serena is done after losing in three sets. and that's your look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis.
corridor from richmond to d.c., baltimore, philly, up into southern new england you have a chance for severe thunderstorms. strong storms and hail and damaging wind are possible as we duo throughout the early afternoon. the storms will exit the coast by this evening. also, the heat wave building in the central plains. dallas today is 96. we're going to get even hotter. tomorrow we eat be up to 100. by the weekend it should be as hot as 103. if you're watching us on balt in baltimore take a stroll through the wetlands and follow the blue crab. an exhibit with live animals from the chesapeake bay at the maryland science center. that's your "early today" event of the day. thank you, well, now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. yesterday it was revealed that gary coleman and his wife had divorced back in 2008 which gave many question why she was
allowed to take him off life support. tmz reports the hospital now says coleman sign add directive that granted shannon price to make medical decisions on his behalf, a document that remained in effect regardless of their marital status. kevin costner and wife christine have a thirld child, a little girl named grace born yesterday in los angeles. the 55-year-old actor has three grown children from a previous marriage. in the middle of a european tour, an undisclosed illness forced john mayer to return to u.s. for the treatment and can sell his remaining dates. and finally "star" magazine reports that jenster anston is in talks to join courteney cox to play a murder victim in the opening screen of screen four. a reunion. maybe chandler will be there. >> the breaking hearts disease? let's not go there. this comes from our nation's
capital where a former beatle was honored. after a nearly 50-year career sir paul mccartney became the third ever recipient to receive the girl, win award. when he took the stage he picked a song that he said he'd be itching to play at the white house. "michelle my bell ♪ ♪ these are words that go together well ♪ ♪ my michelle a sweet moment there. now that song is going to be in everybody's heads. >> are there any lynn songs? >> probably not. trust me i've looked. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking,
this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am tony pann. we're off to a quiet start weather-wise. no rain expected under way to work or school this morning. 70 in parkton. a mix of sun and clouds. there is a 40% chance for a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature in the low many pause. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. 72 degrees. here's a look ahead. >> a girl tests positive for gonorrhea appeared her mother's boyfriend is behind bars.
first, we poke the danonino with these little spoons. then, we're going to place them in the freezer. luckily, the staff and i have prepared this tray earlier. [cheering] unlike leading kids' yogurts, danonino has twice the amount of calcium of milk, ounce per ounce, and it contains vitamin d. bravo! danonino. power packed to helps kids grow. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. . >> it will be another hot day today. by the time we get to the weekend, it will begin to change. things are pretty quiet right now. 74 at